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Apartments on Lygon - Melbourne
Ranked #147 of 162 Hotels in Melbourne
Reviewed 23 April 2014

I stayed here with my family over Easter. We paid AUD250 per night for a 2 bedroom apartment. I believe the photos on the property's website are "glammed up" and misleading. Apart from the great location in Carlton, this run down shabby unit offers nothing other than a roof over your head, The bathroom had been refurbished, and was by far the best feature of the unit. I hope
that this post is of some use to people who may consider staying at this property. Note: The 1 bedroom apartments were of equal inferiority, as we were travelling in a group.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

This apartment was below average, definitely not as nice as the photos. The location was the only good thing about it. Kitchen floor was sticky, furniture was stained. Onsite management unhelpful.
TV did not work, they gave us a antenna lead and told us to move the TV ourselves to the other side of the room to plug it in and tune it. (This did not get the TV working anyway)

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

The position of these apartments probably helps. They are in a great position for dining out and for proximity to the University of Melbourne but that is pretty much where it begins and ends. I agree with what everyone else has said. The apartment I was in was reasonably spacious but when I arrived the reception was closed with a note on the door telling me to go to a different hotel to get the key but with no directions as to how to get there. It was only 8.30pm. Then when I finally got into my apartment, the aircon wasn't working so the guy had to come out to put batteries in it. Surely things like this should be checked? I also found the people on reception not particularly helpful or friendly. The décor is pretty tired but overall the apartment was comfortable but don't be fooled by the photos online which suggest this place is really nice; it isn't.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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1  Thank Christine D
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Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

Apartment was okay, quite basic. Supplied Continental Breakfast was boring, go to Brunetti's instead for an amazing breakfast. Stairs area smelt and the reception was not efficient, and not friendly. Very good position 2 blocks from North Carlton restaurants and not noisy from the road

Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

How do I put this - I agree with pretty much everyone who's reviewed the apartments. There's good and bad. Spacious with good bathroom, but the sofa was small. Aircon in living room only, but floor fan for bedroom. Rather tired looking and didn't match the picture on the street sign. Good for Rathdowne Village and 15-min walk to Brunswick St. Promises laundry facilities but no washing machine and they want you to pay $8 per load - bit deceptive. Well-priced for our needs given we didn't want a seal CBD highrise. Would I stay again? Yes - suited us.

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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

These are not the most modern apartments but the they are spacious, clean, the beds comfortable and the shower excellent. Parking at the door was very welcome with small children and it was very quiet at night. 5 min walk to Rathdowne Village and great park for kids.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

After reading some of the negative reviews on Trip Advisor I was a bit worried that I may have made a mistake when I booked 5 nights for a family get-a-way, but my concerns were groundless. If you want a 5 star apartment for a 3 star price then Apartments on Lygon is not for you. If you want a 3 star apartment close to the city at a reasonable price then this might just suit you.
We had a 2 bedroom apartment at the front - some noise from Lygon Street but not bad enough to disturb our sleep.
The apartment is showing its age and you could pick faults with the maintenance but on the whole it was clean and odour free.
Furnishings and fitout are plain but functional - beds are comfortable enough for a good night's sleep.
Location is great - 15 minutes to city on the tram (tram stops at the door) , 5 - 10 minutes walk to good restaurants. Yes there is a cemetry across the road but we weren't overly troubled by ghouls or ghosts.
Would I stay here again? Yes!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Apartments on Lygon - Melbourne

Address: 700 Lygon St, Melbourne, Victoria 3054, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#112 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range: £67 - £143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Apartments on Lygon - Melbourne 4*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Apartments on Lygon has 22 apartments that all include fully equipped Kitchens for self-catering, and they're spacious enough for you to feel very comfortable during your stay. Appointed with modern furnishings and a touch of the local culture, you have the choice of 1 or 2 bedrooms and most of the apartments have a private balcony or courtyard. Unlike many other Melbourne accommodation places, car parking is on-site and included in the tariff - there is even enough space to park a mini bus if required. ... more   less 
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